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An Introduction to Japanese Pasta

Japanese pasta is a uniquely eastern take on the noodle dish. Whether you're looking for spaghetti that reminds you of the ocean or a savory blend of noodles, bacon and spinach, there are many Japanese pasta recipes to enjoy.

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Cooking Japanese food in season: May vegetables

Cooking Japanese food using vegetables that are in season results in fresh, vibrant, delicious dishes. In the month of May, you can use celery and young potatoes in a number of tasty Japanese dishes.

Japanese sake and rice

Japanese Sake: Four Fantastic Ways

From rich, premium sakes to lighter and fragrant styles, there are many types of rice wine to choose from. Be sure to select the right variety of sake for sipping or cooking with so you can fully enjoy their unique flavors and aromas.

ultimate guide osechi ryori

Ultimate Guide to Osechi Ryori

Osechi ryori is a celebratory meal in Japan, enjoyed during the New Year holiday and shared with family. The foods that comprise osechi ryori each have its own meaning and symbolism, many representing health, wealth, and happiness for the new year.

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Essentials of the Japanese Kitchen: Mirin

Mirin is an indispensable staple ingredient in any Japanese kitchen, and it should be in yours, too. Here you'll find everything you need to know to incorporate mirin into your everyday cooking.

Golden Ratio of Japanese Cooking

Ultimate Guide to the Golden Ratio of Japanese Cooking

The classic combination of dashi broth, mirin, and soy sauce, in the right proportions, make up the golden ratio of Japanese cooking. This is the guideline for creating many flavorful sauces and seasonings in Japanese cuisine. Learn the golden ratio...

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Orange Kanten

Recipe & Video: Orange Kanten

Recipe and video that gives you everything you need to know to create an authentic Japanese orange kanten, served in its own orange peel, to impress your guests visually and wow their taste buds at the same time.

Mizu Yokan

Recipe & Video: Mizu Yokan

Mizu Yokan is a traditional Japanese dessert that is served as a refreshing treat on warm summer days. The jellied dessert is made with sweet red bean paste, sugar, and other flavorful ingredients such as chestnuts.


Recipe & Video: Anmitsu

Anmitsu is a popular traditional dessert that is easy to make. You can add more fruits, or even green tea ice cream to make it tastier!

Carrot Tempura

Recipe & Video: Carrot Tempura

Making tempura doesn’t have to be a hassle! Quickly make these carrot tempura and enjoy with either broth or salt.